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Holding Out for a Hero - Jelvia: Not Human #1

T.E Kessler

Publisher: FAR Publishing

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Summary

Primal. Savage. Untamed. 
An alternate Earth where humans live alongside another species.  
 
When she was twelve years old, her mother was murdered—and ever since Macy Shaw had been subconsciously searching for a hero to protect the defenceless. 
But the hero she found was a Jelvia—a species deadly to humans. 
When her friend was rescued by a Jelvia, Macy used her connections as a journalist to go after the biggest story of her life. 
Narcifer saved a woman by merely being Jelvian—his presence striking terror in the hearts of the men who were attacking her. 
So when a red-headed reporter not only began asking questions about his 'heroism' but brazenly offered her business card, his interest was piqued. 
Narcifer was tracking a scientist who had been imprisoning and conducting experiments on Jelvias—but no matter where Narcifer's line of investigation took him, he was always brought back to the red-headed journalist, Macy Shaw. 
Was she involved? If so, she was guaranteed to die. 
His orders were to track Macy. 
But he went one step further. 
Overall backstory of the Jelvia: Not Human series, which will be told in time through the books:  
Imagine a world where humans aren't the supreme being. But it's still the 21st century. We still go out to work, enjoy vacations and watch Netflix on the TV. 
But in this world, living alongside us is a species called Jelvia. They are stronger, bigger, venomous—in short, superhuman. But they cannot be called 'human', nor do they want to do. They regard themselves as superior to us. 
Jelvians are predators—and humans are their prey, but as our population declines, they realise we need to be rationed. To accomplish this, they kill our criminals instead.  
They are judge, jury and executioner—but never believe they are vigilantes, killing the bad. 
They are more than that. 
Much more. 
Jelvias have been grooming us to live our lives in ignorance of their existence.  No one knows for certain how the Jelvias came to be. No one can remember a time when the Jelvia didn't exist, but no one knows anything about their evolution. 
People who question the timeline of the Jelvia, die. 
People who ask questions about the Jelvia, die. 
This is Book 1 of the Jelvia: Not Human series. All books are standalone but are connected by common characters and theme. 
This is a contemporary sci-fi with romance and intrigue. No cliff-hanger. No cheating. HEA at the end of each book. Contains mature themes including explicit language, violence, and descriptive sex scenes. 18+

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